CSL Daily 02/19/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Reading of Old Books” is an essay first published in 1944 as an introduction to a book edited by Lewis’ friend, Sister Penelope.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”

On the Reading of Old Books
(Published originally as a preface to The Incarnation of the Word of God in 1944)

Q02-19 (Read Old Books)

CSL Daily 02/11/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)

CSL Daily 01/14/18

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Great Divorce (complete book) was published on January 14, 1946. The installments were called “Who Goes Home? Or The Grand Divorce.” Here a podcast about the book in this episode from All About Jack.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.'”

The Great Divorce
(Published on 1/14/1946)

Q01-14 (Two Kinds of People)

CSL Daily 01/12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The tenth installment of The Great Divorce was published on January 12, 1945; it covered all of chapter eight.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Could you, only for a moment, fix your mind on something not yourself?”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce X
(Published in The Guardian on 1/12/1945)

Q01-12 (Stop Thinking of Yourself)

CSL Daily 01/09/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Birth of Language” is a poem by Lewis published January 9, 1946 in Punch (it uses planetary imagery).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“May God’s grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think—much less, speak—of their sins. One’s own are a much more profitable theme!”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne
(from Collected Letters, Volume 3 on 1/9/1961)

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